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B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

The horrific murders of 147 people in Kenya, most of them Christian college students, are a frightening reminder of the dangers of Islamic extremism.

On April 2, the Somalia-based Islamic militant group al-Shabab infiltrated Garissa University College to begin a murderous rampage. Over the course of the 15-hour siege, they targeted Christians.

Global terror fueled by religious intolerance is a growing plague. In parts of Africa and across the Middle East, assaults on free societies in the name of religion are growing. As we work to combat intolerance, we must all endeavor to remember the names, lives and families behind the raw numbers reported after such a tragedy.